Google Hotpot, local recommendations engine has received a new feature that makes it easy to stay up to date with the latest place recommendations from your Hotpot friends added to the Google Maps home page.
If you're a Hotpot user, when you visit Google Maps on your desktop computer, you'll now see a stream listing the most recent rating and review activity of your Hotpot friends.
Here's what Maps looks like:
Hotpot friends' activity also appears, when appropriate, in the Google Places search results on Google.com. Today's announcement also says the Maps integration is in beta and to expect more development over time, making it even easier for you to keep track of your friends' activities.
Visit Google Maps now to discover that great new restaurant or bar you should check out this weekend. And be sure to thank the Hotpot friend who recommended it!